Jardins, Jardin, Paris’ avant-garde garden show, is the anti-Chelsea—it ran over the weekend, from June 1 to June 3. A quick look from The Telegraph's deputy gardening editor, Joanna Fortnam, about why she loves this French garden party.
Dame Helen Mirren gets a new carnivorous plant named after her (left); First Lady Michelle Obama publishes her book about the White House Garden, American Grown; how to care for plants that have bloomed early this year; DIY sprouting jar; interview with the Moonrise Kingdom set designer; dyeing with plants from the new site Gardenista; and more!
Beth Dow's photographs of formal English and Italian gardens capture quiet moments that belie a garden's ever-humming life. In the Garden is a meditation on classic concepts of paradise and garden design, in which the photographer becomes a gardener, guiding the viewer's eye and creating a mood. She tells us a bit about some of her favorite photographs from In the Garden.
In artist Miranda Lichtenstein's new series of photographs, Screen Shadows, she photographs silhouettes of still lifes on patterned washi paper screens so the viewer only sees a representation of nature once removed.
A new fruit hit markets in the U.K. this week. Round, red, sweet, and juicy, the hybrid fruit is described as a pear disguised as an apple. Until it receives an official name, the new fruit has been going by T109—or, to its friends, the "papple."
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey use grass to make pictures—"living" photographs. Wielding the traditional tools of the artist and the gardener to harness a plant's natural photosynthesis, the artists' process is a nice synthesis of art and science.